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CloudLIVE, the industry-leading multi-cloud conference dedicated to transforming and scaling organizations in the cloud is going virtual again! This time, we're launching a CloudLIVE specifically for solution providers.

On January 13th, CloudLIVE will be streaming online across the globe, so no matter where you are in the world you have the opportunity to tune in. We're bringing together experts from across the cloud computing community to share the latest multi-cloud trends impacting the channel. Questions about this event? Please reach out to us at [email protected]

VMware Partner Competencies

VMware Partner Competencies recognize sales and technical proficiency, delivery expertise and customer success for next-generation VMware solution areas.

  • Solution Competency
  • Master Service Competency
What is a Solution Competency?

A VMware Solution Competency is a partner designation of expertise in VMware virtualization and cloud computing solutions that enables a partner to profit from the demand in these technologies and differentiate their expertise to customers. To learn more, view the Solution Competency Training Matrix and download the VMware Solution Competency Guide

What is a Master Services Competency?

VMware Master Services Competencies require achieving advanced technical certifications and proof of high-level service capability and expertise as validated by your customers.

Unlike Solution Competencies, a partner organization must demonstrate services delivery experience by providing three customer references for recently completed projects in order to achieve a Master Services Competency (in addition to meeting the training requirements).

Why Achieve a Certification?

VMware industry leading certifications demonstrate your expertise on the different technology areas. Also, certain VMware certifications help your company achieve Solution Competencies by fulfilling the Technical Post-Sales accreditation requirement.

The different levels of certification are listed below:

  • VCP - VMware Certified Professional
  • VCAP - VMware Certified Advanced Professional
  • VCIX - VMware Certified Implementation Expert
  • VCDX - VMware Certified Design Expert

What is an Accreditation?

Partner individuals can achieve accreditations which recognize their knowledge on the different VMware Solutions. Partner organizations achieve Solution Competencies when they have the designated number of people who had gained the required accreditations.